Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin warned that Russia could demand Alaska back if the US continues to seize Russian resources abroad on Wednesday.
"Decency is not a weakness. We always have something a response. Let America always remember that there is part of its territory, Alaska. When they start trying to dispose of our resources abroad, before doing so, let them think that we also have something to claim back," said Volodin.
A territorial feud
The Russian politician referred to a threat he made earlier to denounce a maritime treaty between Norway and Russia after some shipments were blocked from traveling through Norway's waters, saying that Norway then allowed the shipments to go through.
"Imagine if we also instructed [about Alaska] - you look, and America would start supplying fish where it should be," said Volodin, according to RIA Novosti.
"Imagine if we also instructed [about Alaska] - you look, and America would start supplying fish where it should be."Chairman of the Russian State Duma Vyacheslav Volodin
Volodin also stressed that Russia does not interfere in America's affairs, saying that American politicians have been blaming Russia for everything that is happening in the country.
Russia colonized Alaska in the late 1700s but sold the territory to the US in 1867.
In recent months, Russian politicians have made a number of statements threatening to rescind treaties and agreements with multiple countries.